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. >> larry: we asked him about rush limbaugh. >> you can't tell me i can't be in the party. i decide what party i'm going to be in. >> larry: plus his thoughts on iraq, afghanistan, north korea. >> they are some of the best toughest negotiators i've ever dealt with. >> larry: colin powell in his own words next on "larry king live." good evening. he's an old friend, great to be here in washington with him. general colin powell, united states army retired, former secretary of state, former chairman of the joint chiefs and founder of america's promise. a wonderful organization which his wife alma, by the way, now chairs. let's get right to things. a lot to cover tonight. thank you for coming. >> good to be here, larry. >> larry: the gates/cambridge police furor. your take. >> fascinating story as it unfolded, and you know, it kind of unfolded in several acts. but before i kind of talk about that, let me put down a few items. i know skip gates very well. he's been a friend for many years. he's interviewed me many times and we have shared a stage many times and i have the utmost respect for hi
politically. they don't want to make the same mistake here, wolf. >>> rush limbaugh compared democrats to nazis when it comes to health care reform. now, the white house is firing back. stand by. sometimes diplomacy is like a dance. sometimes it is a dance. check out the secretary of state, hillary clinton. she gets her groove on. we will show you how she is dancing in africa. a lot more right here in "the situation room." meet jack. recently turned 65. glad he's now got medicare on his side. but jack knows that medicare part b cpders only... 80% of medical expenses. so, he got himself an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan -- insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. a medicare supplement plan... lets you to keep your own doctor, helps you budget medical costs, and it picks up some of that 20%, potentially saving you thousands of dollars... out of your own pocket. if you're turning 65, or are 65 already, call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. learn more about aarp medicare supplement insurance, and its wide range of coverage options, competitive pric
standing up and saying no. stop the threat. stop calling people out. rush limbaugh -- rush limbaugh -- >> compared them to the republican fringe vote. >> he's it's unchallenged self-proclaimed leader of the republican leader. >> he's a wonderful voice on the radio. he's not the republican party. they're marginalizing these folks at these events saying they're fringe, when there are literally house to and thousands of people who have never been active in politics before who are coming out and exercising their free speech and want to have this discussion in congress. when you marginalize themselves by calling them names. >> they have. because responsible republicans don't have the courage to stand up for limbaugh, to stand up to glenn beck, to stand up to the guy who brought a gun to the rally in new hampshire. the man brought a loaded gun. >> people are not afraid to stand up, i think we're seeing that at these town hall meetings. they're eager and energized to talk to members of congress to let them know how they feel. it's wonderful that this vote did not go through. >> you're not
? >> michael savage. you hear similar kind of talk from rush limbaugh. >> not similar. you used very specific language. who used that language? >> death panels, all over the place. all over the place. i mean all over the place. seriously. on your station, lou. >> concentration camps? >> they have described them in detail, that order is going to come. >> answer the question. >> and when you see somebody show up -- >> has anyone done what ed shultz said? has anyone done that? this is beyond the pale -- >> i think there are people doing the exact equivalent or the radio, the media equivalent of selling discord and then in effect placing metaphorically a loaded gun on the table and then walking out of the room. >> my god, to even use that meta for. i have to be honest with you, you and i have known each other for a long time. that is a patently ideological -- >> lou, wait. >> chris, i don't -- we don't want to leave chris out of this debate. >> i think what is illustrated here is that -- >> no. the only thing i see here is nobody is talking about health care anymore. we are talking about the mob.
, while rush limbaugh's comparing obama to hitler in town hall meetings getting ugly. a closer look at what is fueling the anger when we come back. to stay in tune with life after 50, i switched to a complete multivitamin with more. only one a day women's 50+ advantage... has gingko for memory and concentration... plus support for bone and breast health. just what i need. one a day women's. it's the chevy open house. and now, with the cash for clunkers program, a great deal gets even better. let us recycle your older vehicle, and you could qualify for an additional $3500 or $4500 cash back... on top of all other offers.. on a new, more fuel efficient chevy. your chevy dealer has more eligible models to choose from - more than ford, toyota, or honda. so save gas... and money... now during the chevy open house. go to chevy.com for details. >>> the debate over health care reform getting ugly. tonight, sarah palin posted a long statement on her facebook page calling the obama plan, quote, down right evil. she says it would force her disabled son to stand in front of an obama death panel
a sentence that struck me in your book. i'll put it up on the screen. yet rush limbaugh has probably gotten more attention in the last six months than he has gotten in a long time and keith olbermann is not lacking the spotlight either. >> no, to me, it's the last hurrah of a discredited era where people substitute shouting instead of reasoned discussion. which, again, it's not going to go away overnight. but i think -- and people like glenn beck, rush limbaugh, keith olbermann are invested in a certain kind of anger. there is going to be a small number of americans who flock to that and respond to that. but a small number of americans is very good -- perfectly good business for a business model if you have a cable channel. >> that's a point i often make, you get a couple million people watching and you're a huge success, even though it's a small percentage of the culture. you write about the juvenilization of life, you say children scream and cry like glenn beck, but he is, at least by the standards of cable universe and radio talk shows a successful guy. you say it's a discredit to cultur
limbaugh back at the end of may saying that obama hates white people. pat buchanan saying white men are, quote, experiencing exactly what black people experienced during segregation, which is, of course, absurd, that kind of rhetoric underlying this opposition makes it very hard for me to think that race is not in the picture. >> okay. so then if we're going to put blame on anyone's shoulders, whose fault is it anyway? is it people buying into the rhetoric or some of the people you mention, some of the conservative talk show hosts there. should they be more responsible with their language because people may be buying into what they're saying and not realizing that it's coded racism. >> well, words have consequences, and i think if you're going to have a microphone and you're going to speak to millions of listeners every day, you have a responsibility to, first of all, do your homework so you don't tell lies about the health care bill and act like they're going to kill grandma and then send sarah palin out there with a head full of nothing to tell lies to the american people. and when yo
of rush limbaugh whose website compares the reform supporters to nazis. a conservative group that's backing the protest insists the anti-reform movement is there. how do you respobd to the charge that this is all orchestrated and artificial if it's coming from talk show hosts and websites? >> reporter: if that were the case, you wouldn't see the massive turnout. the average person is at work when rush limbaugh is on the radio. >> reporter: out of nowhere, a bystander listening in came up to us to say ditto. >> thank you very much. >> you happen to agree with this gentleman? >> i do. >> reporter: democrats are flexing their grassroots. the former obama volunteers are back in campaign mode. >> we have folks who are anxious about change who love to play the fear card. >> reporter: it's about facts not fear. but time and again, he falsely compared democratic health care proposals to a canadian style universal system. >> the ones coming out the house are not canadian style. you know that? >> universal health care in any way, shape, or form is a bad notion. >> reporter: as for senator j
. you look at the folks, when they listen to rush limbaugh or listen to fox news, they think they are getting a respectful hearing of their news which they don't get with other networks. >> you used the phrase the death panels, and sarah palin said she didn't want an american in which her parents or baby with downs syndrome had to go and a half front of the panel. is this something where he told her will you quit making things up? >> she said herself when she was leaving the stage and moving on, media, will you stop making things up. it's appropriate this week for people to -- to call people on things like that if she's going to use this as a plat fofrmt i was struck how that spread to people who are not on facebook. someone asked senator grassley this week in iowa if, you know, if he was concerned about that. he said i'm not going to pull the plug on grandma. he did not say that that was incorrect necessarily. >> the fact, there's been this twitter, tit-for-tat between senator specter and grassley. >> can i say one thing about twitter? one thing that is interesting to me abo
couldn't do anything worse in the party than what's going on. i mean, neither is rush limbaugh. i can do this. i can do this. >> what do you think of all these protests that have been going on? have you been watching this stuff? >> you know, i think the protesting, this part, the talking part, is great. that's what america is all about. i mean, you just did a story about soldiers and them passing away, and that's what they're fighting for, you know, people's rights to have voices and for those voices to be heard. i think when it gets violent it's just like -- it's ironic that it's getting violent and people are ending up in the hospital having to go to this system that they're protesting about in the first place. that's hysterical. they're going to come back -- they're going to come back and say, oh, my god, it needs fixing. there's something totally wrong with this. i was in the waiting room for hours and hours and it's, like, that's the point. that's why we're all trying to figure this out. personally -- >> go ahead. go ahead. >> well, personally, i just want everybody to understand wh
limbaugh saying the health care logo looks like a russian swastika? >> i don't know what to say about that. americans are suffering under the rising costs of health care, they are paying 30% more out of pocket than they did, it's threatening their jobs, they are being denied health coverage. >> we're debating that. >> trying to discuss that in a civil way is extremely important. >> you were a journalist for three decades, you worked for abc, cbs, you were a guest on this program many times. is it uncomfortable to be pushing an administration line on health care on people who were your former colleagues. >> you mean trying to promote, advocate on behalf of health insurance reform is a gratifying thing to do. this is the country's greatest need. they have been waiting for decades -- >> if you were still a journalist you would be sitting in this seat asking the questions i am. instead you're a saleswoman. >> it's something all of us in the administration believe deeply. as a journalist i covered the last effort to try to bring health insurance reform to the country. i saw how the special inte
, rush limbaugh. you said, we have to tone down the militant and accusatory rhetoric. >> we do. we do. >> is it fair to blame the broadcasters for this atmosphere? >> yeah. the broadcasters have -- coping with a downward trend in advertising revenues for talk radio, the broadcasters have ramped up what they are saying. you have broadcaster saying the president is, quote, literally at war with the american people, literally at war is a very serious thing. al qaeda is literally at war. >> and has a deep-seated hatred for white people. >> and the thing that's so outrageous, people are getting more excited about than the details of health care. yes, this is a moment where because the president has advanced these ideas at a time of fiscal crisis, the republicans have an opportunity to reshape the president's plan in a way that is consistent with conservative values, to get control of costs, to improve competition, to defeat the public option -- >> and instead? >> and instead, the republicans are making some tactical gains at the price of making themselves look less like a future government
pressed by the likes of rush limbaugh and cnn's lou dobbs. and that controversy led dobbs to take a very personal swipe at msnbc's rachel maddow. so is some of the cable commentary getting out of line? should there be a line you can't cross without getting fired? and why are we still discussing this skip gates arrest? joining me now, amanda moore, and michelle cottle, senior editor of the new republic. is calling the president a racist simply out of bounds? >> yes. >> and yet, there doesn't seem to be any great uproar about it. >> i don't know. that's the part that surprises me a little. but there's a lot -- i guess it would be funny if it weren't so, and here's a word we've heard a lot of lately, stupid. here is a man who has a white mother. here's a man who was raised by two white grandparents, who obviously adored him and who he adores. here's a man at so-called white culture than glenn beck is, and yet we have to hear this kind of commentary. it's quite remarkable. the only thing i would say about this, there's a long history of people towards african-americans. i was reminded in 185
are being encouraged by the likes of rush limbaugh, whose website compares reform supporters to nazis. but a conservative group that's backing the protest insists the anti-reform movement is real. how do you respond to the charge that this is all orchestrated and artificial if it's coming from talk show host and websites? >> then you wont see the massive turnouts that you're seeing at each and every event. the average person is at work when rush limbaugh is on the radio. >> reporter: a bystander listening in came right up to us and say, ditto. >> you happen to agree with this gentleman? >> i do. >> reporter: democrats are also flexing their grassroots. these former obama volunteers were back in campaign mode. >> i think you have some folks who are very anxious about change who really love to play the fear card. >> reporter: cory says it's about facts, not fear. but time and again, he falsely compared democratic health care proposals to a canadian-style american system. the ones coming out of the house are not canadian style -- >> it's a bad notion in any way, shape or form. >> reporte
these days are being encouraged by the likes of rush limbaugh, whose website compares reform supporters to nazis. but corey lewdowsky from a conservative group who backs the protests insists the anti-reform movement is real. how do you respond to the charge that this is all orchestrated and artificial if it's all coming from talk show hosts and websites? >> i think if that were the case, that you wouldn't see the massive turnout that you're seeing at each and every event. no, the average person is at work when rush limbaugh is on the radio. >> reporter: as we were talking almost out of nowhere a bystander listening in on our conversation came right up to us to say ditto. and you happen to agree with this person? >> i do. >> reporter: democrats are flexing their grassroots. the former obama volunteers were back in campaign mode. >> i really think you've got some folks that are very anxious about change. who really love to play the fear card. >> reporter: he says it's about facts, not fear. but time and again -- >>> want to take you live now to new hampshire. the president of the united s
beginning when rush limbaugh says, well, we don't want him to succeed, we don't want president obama to succeed. i want him to fail. well, rush limbaugh has an extraordinary audience, and many of them feel very strongly and are influenced by him. they have senator de mint saying well, we got his waterloo on this health care, we can defeat him. well, there are people out there that want to defeat, don't want to see the president succeed. we shall be encouraged that here is a president that's willing to tackle the most difficult issue we are facing and we should give him a chance to do that. but i think the tone has been set there. so you find people who will come in and hijack these meetings for the purpose of expressing that. >> speaking of that, twl their was a heated exchange that happened at a meeting you were speaking at. it wasn't even a meeting on health care. let's just play a little bit of what went down there. >> all right. >> don't come and take advantage of what these individuals have done! you want a meeting with me on health care? i'll give it to you. >> that was after a
that the republican tactics are going to backfire. when people hear rush limbaugh comparing the president of the united states to adolf hitler, the democratic party to the nazi party, when they see these kind of tactics going on, i think that's only in the end going to build support for what the president wants to do. >> house minority leader john boehner says the democrats are quote in denial instead of acknowledging the widespread. if we're dismissing these and if democrats are dismissing these questions about health care reform and how much it's going to cost that it could backfire on them? >> no one's dismissing the questions. everybody's willing to answer the questions. the senate finance committee's working very hard on this. the senate health and education committee has already done this. but you can't get any progress on this, at least if you're on the other side, by just standing there and screaming or by trying to flood these meetings and making it impossible to hold them. when you do this, all you're doing is i think assembling a whole bunch of joe the plumbers, the media's goi
rush limbaugh's attention. >> it's becoming cool to make fun of obama. >> reporter: maybe not quite so much in new york city. >> yucky. >> extremely disturbing. >> stupid. >> childish. >> whether you like the guy or not, you don't do that to anybody. >> shame on them. >> reporter: shame doesn't seem to be inhibiting critics. >> bravo, mr. president. bravo. >> reporter: the white house had no comment on the joker image. but what do the joker and socialism have to do with one another any way? robert dockerty points out that the joker supports anarchy. >> the only sensible way to live in this world is without rules. >> reporter: critics counter the president and the joker tend to give away money. to cash in, the website "hero builders" plans to sell an obama joker action figure for 50 bucks apiece. but for some, the image is down right disturbing. >> i think i do have a problem with the white face. >> reporter: back when president bush was in office, he got the joker treatment. so did hillary clinton. but when it comes to the current president -- >> it's a right wing spin, disgraceful and
. it was included in the bill beez these two wanted it. then thed are cal right, sarah palin, rush limbaugh, others, even charles grassley, says we're pulling the plug on grandma and calling it a death panel? it was a republican idea. >> and the congressman distanced himself from that whole idea, but what does the president need to do? i mean, is there one thing that he could offer here that the republicans would sign on board? >> thank you. let me give you two. talking about equalizing the tax treatment between people that buy their insurance directly from an insurer and people that get insurance directly from their employers. that's a reasonable position that the president should be willing to talk about, but he criticized john mccain in the presidential election and the unions are against it so he won't talk about it. medical malpractice reform is another commonsense solution. i would say to the president you have an opportunity to get something bipartisan here but you've got to walk away from the left side of your party. he's never been willing to do that. >> paul, i want to show you this nbc n
of the challenges that the republican party has is that republican leaders like sarah palin, like rush limbaugh, are stealing all the headlines. they're the only ones articulating any sort of a coo co-herein message. i think it's the wrong people and one that the american people are rejecting and one democrats would be happy to go against, but until the new leadership finds a new coherent message they'll keep being in the spotlight. >> trent, do you agree she doesn't have a coherent message yet? what does she need to do? >> well, i think what she needs to do is go back and decide what she wants to do. i don't think any of us know. i don't know if she knows, honestly. but as i said earlier, she's got the grounds far foundation because she has a following and does have a voice and has legitimate interest. i disagree with mo. if you look at the messaging from a national stance, four to six weeks, they're pulling even. i don't disagree there are some lightning rods on conservative talk radio but i think the republican party is finding its voice. >> mo, a lot of people -- well, a lot of her speech,
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